A sketch of Embley Park by Parthenope
In 1825 Embley Park came up for sale with its 3,700 acres of land. Excerpts from the Bill of Sale:
a capital of and convenient
The domestic offices are spacious and fitted up with great attention to their various needs.
Also suitable and convenient attached and detached offices, stables, coach house; together with wall garden, greenhouse, etc., etc., lawns and pleasure ground, abounding with American and other choice plants and shrubs. the whole in perfect order and repair having been many years the constant residence of the late proprietor and still occupied.
And the following demesne lands.
John Petty, Tenant, Brook Cottage, Near Long's Bridge. This is a roomy, modern built ornament cottage with small plantation, well adapted for the residence of a Keeper.
Embley Park as it appears today.
Since 1947 Embley Park has been a Registered Charity existing to educate young people. It is a coeducational school and David Chapman is the Headmaster. The building and grounds are very much the same as when Florence Nightingale and her family lived there. Once a year at and around the time of her name day, May 12, the school and grounds are open to the public for a small donation. For information write: The Head Teacher, Embley Park School, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6ZE.
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